Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
xii, 190 pages ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : heresy Heresy and the inquisition Czeslaw Milosz and the captive mind The archetypal inquisition Joseph de Maistre and the Inquisition Juan Donoso Cortés and the "sickness" of the liberal state Georges Sorel and Charles Maurras : the emergence of secular state corporatism Maurice Barrès and Charles Maurras : the nationalist substitute for Catholicism The secularization of heresiophobia Carl Schmitt, the Inquisition, and totalitarianism Carl Schmitt and early modern Western esotericism Carl Schmitt and gnosticism Communism and the heresy of religion Eric Voegelin, anti-gnosticism, and the totalitarian emphasis on order The rhetoric of anti-gnosticism Voegelinian inquisitors Norman Cohn and the pursuit of heretics The inner demons of Europe once again Theodor Adorno and the "occult" Another long, strange trip That old bugaboo, "gnosticism," yet again An epidemic of evil! Digital revolution High weirdness in the American hinterlands The satanic panic of late-twentieth-century America Illuminatiphobia The Christian illuminati The American state of exception Rendering to the secular arm Berdyaev's insight Dostoevsky revisited Berdyaev on inquisitional psychopathology Totalitarianism of the left and of the right The betrayal of humanity It can happen here Conclusion : disorder as order Böhme's metaphysics of evil Ideocracy's consequences Heresy and history The ubiquity of ideopathology Mysticism and Plato's cave.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -186) and index.